Funeral services for Merbeth “Mary” Elizabeth Hallford, age 87, of Bangs are pending with the Davis-Morris Funeral Home of Brownwood.

    Mrs. Hallford passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, in Brownwood.

    Mary was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Bradshaw, Texas, to Landon Hickland Turnbow and Clara LaVada (Bagwell) Turnbow. She was married to Jasper Harold Hallford on Nov. 27, 1946, in Odessa, Texas, and she was a member of the Bangs First Baptist Church.

    She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Ann Earles of Bangs, Robert Perry Hallford and wife Cindy of Bangs, Freddie Hallford of Bangs, and Jimmy Hallford and wife Melanie of Bangs; grandchildren, Elizabeth Haynes and fiance Eldon Jones of Merkel Texas, Johnny Hallford and wife Lisa of Wheelock, Texas, Clinton and Michelle Hallford of Dora, Ala., and Jacob Hallford of Bangs; great-grandchildren, Jaylon, Haley, Payton, and Layne Hallford, Kristyn and Kacie Haynes, and Kaitlyn and Miranda Mcculley.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Hallford; a brother, Earl Andrew Turnbow; and a sister, Ann Lee Roberts.